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This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

Last year, I spoke with Wayne Coyne and asked him to review 2014 — basically, to give us his opinions on a few of the year’s big music stories. Though the Flaming Lips are a band who always seem to be around, who are never too far from the headlines, who you can often see… More »

This was a fucking fucked up week. I got more joy, and solace, from the videos of one nameless genius doing Michael Jackson dance moves through the streets of Baltimore, my embattled hometown, than I did out of any music video. And while it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with music, as of… More »

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Watch Alabama Shakes Return To Austin City Limits In 41st Season Premiere

After making their first appearance on Austin City Limits three years ago in support of the their 2012 debut, blues-rockers Alabama Shakes returned to the…
Peter Helman | January 3, 2016 - 10:48 am

Watch Alabama Shakes Play “Gimme All Your Love” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Alabama Shakes killed the late-night circuit this year. First Fallon, then Conan, then Colbert. The band's brand of blues rock makes for an oh-so-soulful live…
Collin Robinson | December 29, 2015 - 9:12 am

Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations have arrived, and the major categories are pretty stacked! Of particular indie-rock interest is a Best New Artist nomination for Courtney Barnett.
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 8:17 am
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Watch The A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Featuring Performances From This Year’s Festival

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving is a seasonal presentation of 12 different performances from this year's festival. Alabama Shakes, Courtney Barnett, Twenty One Pilots, Mumford &…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 25, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Hangout Festival 2016 Lineup

Here it is: The first major music festival lineup of the 2016 season. (SXSW, with its sprawling network of showcases, is a different kind of…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm
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Watch Alabama Shakes Howl Through A Showstopping “Joe” On Colbert

The very first night that Stephen Colbert took over David Letterman's old Late Show, he and an all-star band covered Sly And The Family Stone's…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 10:03 am
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Watch The Surprise All-Star Musical Finale Of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Premiere

As you could probably tell from the deafening thunder of hype, Stephen Colbert took over for David Letterman as the host of the Late Show
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Releases Surprise Debut As Thunderbitch

Alabama Shakes released their sophomore LP Sound & Color earlier this year, and now frontwoman Brittany Howard has just followed that up with the surprise…
Peter Helman | September 1, 2015 - 7:39 pm
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Watch Alabama Shakes Absolutely Own The Stage On Conan

Alabama Shakes released the adventurous and pretty great blues-rock album Sound & Color earlier this year, and they've been building a reputation as a volcanic…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 9:16 am
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Watch Paul McCartney Play “Get Back” With Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard And “FourFiveSeconds” At Lollapalooza

During the encore of his headlining set at Lollapalooza last night, Sir Paul McCartney brought out Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard to assist on "Get…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 10:36 am

Watch Alabama Shakes Pour Their Souls Out On Jimmy Fallon

Alabama Shakes' fantastic sophomore album Sound & Color recently made it all the way up to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and they stopped…
James Rettig | June 9, 2015 - 10:06 am
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The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

"Tom's Diner" is one of those songs you know even if you don't realize it. Suzanne Vega's signature song -- written about the same NYC…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm
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Alabama Shakes – “Sound & Color” Video

Alabama Shakes have shared a conceptual video for "Sound & Color," the title track from their new sophomore album. A man wakes up from hibernation…
James Rettig | April 29, 2015 - 8:53 am
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Watch My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus, & Brittany Howard Play Fallon

A few days ago, we heard a cover of Fela Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" by My Morning Jacket featuring Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs)…
Liz Pelly | October 12, 2013 - 6:10 am
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My Morning Jacket – “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” (Feat. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard) (Fela Kuti Cover)

The AIDS awareness group Red Hot has given us many great benefit compilations over the years, including 1993's epochal No Alternative ("Unseen Power of the
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2013 - 11:20 am
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Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am
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Way Out West 2013 Day 1: Beach House, Tame Impala, Junip, & More

The biggest piece of news from the first day of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival wasn't who was there but who wasn't. Neil Young…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am
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